Daily planner, Sept. 1, 2013


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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Dragons
1 p.m. and 5 p.m. today; 1 p.m. Monday, iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. $13, $14, $19, $33 (VIP), $66 (circus celebrity); free ages 1 and younger on lap. 800-745-3000.

Citywide yard sales
Aledo. 309-582-7241.

Backwater Gamblers water-ski show
6:30 p.m., 44th Street and the Rock River, Rock Island. Free. 309-786-8987.

Rock Island Grand Prix
8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8 p.m. music, The District, Rock Island. Free. 309-788-6311.

"Detroit" Larry Davison and Chris Avey
6-9 p.m., The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free. 563-355-0655.

"How Science is Bridging Spirituality," Dr. Curt Rexroth
10:30 a.m., Unity Church of Christianity, 5102 47th Ave., Moline. Free. 309-762-1066.

Family Fun Days
2 p.m.-midnight, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 630 Martin Luther King Drive, Rock Island. Free. 309-732-2999.

Red Rage Afterparty (Rage Against the Machine and The Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute Band)
9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Bent River Brewing Station, 512 24th St., Rock Island. $4. 309-283-4811.

Tim Stop
2-5 p.m., Wide River Winery Tasting Room, 106 N. Cody Road, LeClaire. Free with wine purchase. 563-289-2509.

Stock-car racing
5:30 p.m., Quad City Speedway, 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline. 309-792-5030.

Dirt Road Rockers
8 p.m.-midnight, Stooge's Saloon, 906 3rd St., Orion. Free. 309-526-3050.

Architectural walking tour of downtown Davenport
1:30 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. 563-326-7804.

Travoltas, Terry and The Loan Sharks
8 p.m., Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island. $10; $12 ages 20 and younger; $15 inside (if rain). 309-793-1999.

Milan Indian Summer Festival
Dickson Park, 315 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Free. 309-787-8500.

Wild Oatz
6-10 p.m., Sportsman Park, Donahue. Free. 563-282-4544.

North of 40
8 p.m.-1 a.m., Rusty Nail, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport. $3. 563-386-1900.

Orion Fall Festival
Central Park, 4th Street and 12th Avenue, Orion. Free. 309-526-8320.

Village Fall Festival
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village, 18817 290th St., Long Grove. $2; $1 ages 5-12; free ages 4 and younger. 563-328-3283.

Buddy Olson
3-6 p.m., Ducky's Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave. W., Taylor Ridge. Free. 309-798-2423.

Kewanee Hog Days
Main Street, Kewanee. Free.

Sunday brunch with music by The Manny Lopez Trio
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Brady Street Chop House, Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 111 E. 2nd St., Davenport. 563-322-2200.

Country dance and jam session (Midnight Riders)
5-9 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. $3. 309-755-5622.

Chief Blackhawk Antique Motorcycle Club of America Swap Meet
8 a.m., Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free. 563-381-4015.

"Southern Crossroads" (musical revue)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. 309-786-7733.

Miss Iowa Nicole Kelly send-off selebration
2 p.m., Modern Woodman Park, 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport. $10; $5 ages 5-12; free ages 4 and younger.

Labor Day Weekend pow wow
10 a.m. grounds open, noon grand entry, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-631-0124, 309-738-4222.

Caught in the Act
7:30-11:30 p.m., Stooge's Saloon, 908 3rd St., Orion. Free. 309-526-3050.



















 




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  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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